Police: Man Kidnapped, Sexually Assaulted 6-Year-Old Girl - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Police: Man Kidnapped, Sexually Assaulted 6-Year-Old Girl



    Police: Man Kidnapped, Sexually Assaulted 6-Year-Old Girl
    Mansfield Police Department | NBC 5 News
    Edis Leonel Moya Alas.

    Fort Worth police confirmed to NBC DFW the arrest of an undocumented immigrant for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl on Saturday.

    Police arrested Edis Leonel Moya Alas Sunday morning and charged him with aggravated kidnapping. Police added the charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child Sunday afternoon. His bond is set for $100,000 on each charge.

    Immigration Customs Enforcement also determined Alas is in the United States illegally. He remains booked in the Mansfield Law Enforcement Correction Center.

    The victim's parents reported her missing to police after waking up at 4 a.m. to find the girl gone from their Fort Worth home and the front door open.

    A person helping search for the girl found later found the child screaming in the wooded area of Titus Paulsel Park. Police also took Alas into custody.

    "We thank God for what happened," said the victim's family. "It was real hard, but then finally we got her back."

    Editor's Note:It is NBCDFW's policy not to identify sexual assault victims. Earlier her father told NBC DFW that his daughter had not been sexually assaulted and allowed her to be photographed by several outlets. Once FWPD added the charge Sunday, we edited our articles and removed the girl's name and picture.